Happy Sunday Decor Happy

Hope your holiday weekend was great.  It was all about friends and family gathering to share lots of good food and be thankful for each other and the love we share.

We had our Thanksgiving on Friday instead of Thursday.  With having a firefighter son in law and a daughter that is a nurse it is hard sometimes to get our schedules all the same.  They both worked the holiday so we did our Thanksgiving on Friday all together.  It was fun and yummy.

I wanted to share with you a few more things I made up for the girlfriend charity party I am hosting this Friday Night.

All dollar finds to make up this little favor.  The white Christmas nail polish I found at the dollar store.  So pretty.  Clear nail polish with sparkles.  The emery boards I got from the dollar bin at Michaels.  Two in a package with Christmas designs.  The little paper bag gift card holder I got at a market show I just went too.  I added the ribbon and striped cupcake liners.

Found these cute chalk board tags at Michaels.  They came 12 in a package for $1.99 with 40% off.  Great deal.  Used a white paint marker to write "For Your Mistletoes" on the tags.

Got boxes of Brach's candy canes from Walmart.  98 cents a box.

Tied everything off in little clear gift bags.

So each girl will get a "For your Mistletoes" favor at the party.  Cute favor for less than $5 dollars to make.  Here is the post on the cute gift bags I made for the party if you missed this post.

Have you ever played the "Purse" game.  It is a fun party game.  You have everyone grab their purse and we sit all together with our purses and then I pick out of a bowl items that can be found in your purse.  For example a tube of lipstick, a costco membership card,  gum, mints, grocery reciept, toothbrush etc.  If they have this they get a piece of candy or a point.  Then the one with the most points or pieces of candy at the end of the game wins a prize.  I try to come up with hard things to find in your purse to make it a little more challenging along with the usual stuff.
It is fun to see what peeps find in their own purse.  My daughter won last year because she had a sock in her purse!!!!  Yep don't ask me why but she had a sock in her purse.  Anyway it is a fun game.  At the end of the game I give each player a little prize for playing.  

This is what I did for everyone that plays the purse game.

Found these sassy little purses at the dollar store.  I think they are actually cute gift card holders.  Anyway they were cute and fun for the girls and I nabbed them for a dollar.

I then got $1 scratch offs to put in the little purses along with a lucky penny.  Every girl needs a little holiday cash right?!  Hope someone wins big when they scratch off their prize ticket.

Happy Decorating if you are starting your decor happy.
So there you have it.  A couple more little things I have done up for my girlfriend party for this Friday night.  I will show you some of the prizes in the next post.

Have a great day.


  1. Hi Kris, sounds like a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family on Friday. Love your darling gift bags with the nail polish and such. Way too cute. Don't you love the chalk pens for writing without the dust? Love the purse game. I am going to remember this one. It would even be fun at a shower too. Great idea for the cash game too. You are so creative and talented. Have fun at your get together and fun decorating too.
    Hugs and Blessings

  2. Wow, Kris, I am enjoying your party preparation posts (say that 3x really fast) so much. You're so clever and creative. The party favors are super cute. I have played the purse game. It's a lot of fun to see what women have in their purses. The sock in your daughter's purse made me laugh. Of course, I've seen pacifiers and all kinds of baby things, but I don't think I've ever seen a sock. The dollar store purses are so fun. Your guests are going to have a great time. Thanks for sharing all these wonderful ideas. xxx ~ Nancy

  3. Kris, I love the gift bags and the prizes bags too. The game could be so fun. I just loved the whole idea. That was funny about the sock. My mother could have won this game hands down..she had sock slippers, plastic forks/spoons. Any thing. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

  4. You are so creative, Kris! I may just steal your idea for the Mistletoe gift bag for our gift exchange at work! I always have such a hard time coming up with something unique, but I think you've solved my dilemma this year! Your purse game sounds like a lot of fun, too.

  5. Oh how fun Kris!... do you happen to remember the old show "Let's Make a Deal"???... I think it is still on somewhere... anyway, Monte Hall, the host would ask women at the end of the show for certain "odd" items in their purse and if they had it, they won!... your party sounds so fun!... I carry everything but the kitchen sink in my bag!... and all of your favors and prizes are so cute... love the dollar stores!... you will be the hostess with the mostest for sure!... xoxo... Julie Marie

  6. Such great ideas, Kris! Makes me wish I was coming to your party! : ) Love the little nail polish favor. What a great stocking stuffer gift that would make, too. You really find some of the best things at the dollar store!

  7. Those are adorable Kris and so creative! Glad you enjoyed your Thanksgiving with your family. My Mom and sister were here for the week and spent our Thanksgiving in Asheville, NC. It was awesome. I was sad they had to leave yesterday.

  8. You make me want to have a little party just to come up with the gift bags. Everything is adorable.

    I just made gift bags for my future daughter-in-law and her girlfriends when they did the wedding dress hunt. Now I wish I had written a post about them.

    And, if I didn't have the end of season volleyball banquet, I would buy a ticket to Illinois and crash your party.

  9. Your party favors are just so cute!!!! The purse game sounds like so much fun too!
    What a fun party :o)

  10. What a great hostess you are! Just goes to show you don't have to spend much to have some fun and I love that!

  11. So much fun Kris and you have some great ideas there! I'm glad you had a good Thanksgiving and I hope you have a great week coming up.

  12. Girlfriend, you are so crafty! Adorable prizes/favors for a great price, and a fun game too! :)

  13. Kris everything is simply amazing and so much fun, Your girlfriends are in for a magical evening!

  14. Kris, You are definitely the BEST Hostess on Earth! I'm surprised that there is not a line of girls hanging out in your front yard waiting to get in to your party :) I know you will all enjoy the evening so much! Blessings, Cindy

  15. Lots of fun creative ideas for your party, Kris! I'm sure everyone will have a blast!!
    Mary Alice

  16. Thanks for some great ideas, Kris! Wish I was on the guest list at your party :) Hope you had a great weekend!

  17. So cute and clever with all your fun gift bags. Never played the purse game, but cute idea. I usually go to a family "White Elephant" party before Christmas. They are always fun, because of all the funny items everyone brings! Have a good week and thanks for sharing!

  18. Hi Kris,
    What a fun game. I love the ideas you shared today. Thank you.

    I have a question for you. My sister is taking me to Chicago for my birthday. We are staying on the Magnificent Mile. We have plans on Saturday. We hope to do some stuff Friday and Sunday too. Any inside help would be appreciated. We are taking the train from Wisconsin, so we will be walking I think, no sure all that my sister has planned :-) So anything you can think of I would appreciate it. Including things to stay away from. :-)
    Thank you,

  19. Looks like such a fun party...lots of great ideas and personal touches!

  20. Hi Kris....I need to be one of your home town girlfriends, these wrapped up goodies are holiday wonderful/
    you really get our creative minds working here. I so need to get creative in this department.

    have a white and red magical time.

    Joyeux Noel


  21. Your girlfriends are in for such a treat and I'm sure they will have a blast.
    Your party favors are adorable.

  22. your friends are sure to have a great time:) you make everything so special, kris!

  23. You are the Party Favor Master Kris! These are adorable - lucky are those who will receive them.

  24. What great ideas...and you are the clever one with "For Your Mistletoes"...love it!!

  25. You are very inventive and creative! Great ideas! Your purse game sounds like a lot of fun.

  26. I like your art work a lot. It is practical and Earth friendly too. Keep up with the good work.

  27. Your so clever Kris! What a great friend you are :) love it!

  28. It's going to be the best party ever Kris! I love the favors you have been making for the girls. Sure wish I was one of them!!!
    hugs from here...

  29. Such a clever lady you are. Great ideas and I love the purse game. So glad that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Looking forward to seeing your Christmas decor and party items.
    Yea, we are finally getting rain.
    Found out why I am getting blood clots, I have the Factor V gene, but at least we know now.
    Enjoy your week.

  30. Kris, you have the best ideas!! I love that a lot of the stuff is from the dollar store too! Love the "mistletoes!" So funny! My aunt always puts a lottery scratch off in my birthday cards and I love that! Oh, I bet I would win at the purse game...I have so many weird things in there. Lol! Thanks for sharing all these great ideas!!

  31. Such a cute goody take home Kris! I certainly need to make a trip to the dollar store!

  32. Fun, fun, fun! Those little animal print bags are adorable! This part is going to be rockin! Hugs, Leena